Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Fun - Savor the Flavor of: Mango Rice with Grilled Shrimp

It's that time of year when fresh fruit is amazing - both in flavor and price, and if you're into Thai cuisine, this is one of those dishes that combines the heat of the spices with the refreshing sweetness of mangoes and coconut milk. This recipe is from the June 2005 edition of Cooking Light, and I hope you'll enjoy trying it!

Grilled Shrimp with Mango Rice


1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 36 shrimp)
2 cups water
2/3 cup light coconut milk
1 1/4 cups uncooked long-grain rice
3/4 cup shredded carrot
2 cups diced peeled mango (about 2 mangoes)
1 1/2 cups diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Bring water and coconut milk to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Add carrot and next 7 ingredients (through salt); toss gently to combine.

Prepare grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

Thread 3 shrimp onto each of 12 (6-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack or grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Serve skewers over salad. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.




Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Yummy! I can't wait to give it a try! The recipe doesn't seem to difficult although there are lots of ingredients I normally don't have on hand. No bother, I'll just pick those up. Company coming next week....we may have a very different dish on my Cajun table!

Wanda Fleming of River Girls Soap said...

three words... Oh God

Bludart said...

Looks amazing. Really makes me miss having access to fresh-caught seafood!

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